For her award-winning doctoral thesis Dessouky investigated the prospects and implications at the intersection of hardware and security that emerge across the full stack of computing platforms, with a closer focus on leveraging hardware for securing software better and designing more secure processor microarchitecture. The thesis was supervised by CROSSING-PI Flexible Hardware-based Security-aware Mechanisms and Architectures, (TU Darmstadt) and her second co-advisor was Professor Farinaz Koushanfar from the University of California, San Diego, USA. Professor Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
Within CROSSING, Dr.-Ing. Dessouky was involved in project P3 on After finishing her doctoral thesis at TU Darmstadt, she joined Goolge as a hardware security researcher. Hardware-Entangled Cryptography.
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About the Award
The is an annual prize awarded to a PhD student from a European University whose thesis is regarded to be an exceptional, innovative contribution to knowledge in the systems area. The winner will receive 2000 EUR, which will be awarded at the EuroSys Roger Needham PhD award. The prize is donated by Microsoft Research Cambridge. Criteria for selection are the overall contribution to systems research in terms of scientific originality, scientific significance, scientific rigor, quality of the presentation, and potential for practical application. EuroSys conference